Algerian war movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant algerian war movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough and tense films and TV shows about / with algerian war, french algerian war, soldier, politics, military, french soldier, war, death, torture and uniform plots mostly in Drama, War and Crime genres shot in France, Italy, Belgium and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as algerian war: The Colonel (2006), Nuit noire, 17 octobre 1961 (2005), Far from Men (2014), Intimate Enemies (2007), A View of Love (2010), The Blessed (2017), Outside the Law (2010), The Little Soldier (1963), The Unvanquished (1964), Deserter (2002).

List of algerian war movies

 7.0
 493
The Colonel (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A "Reformed Colonel" is found dead in Paris, a couple of decades after Algeria's struggle for independence was won from France. Lieutenant Galois is assigned the investigation of this murder. She receives the diary of Lieutenent Guy ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, captivating
Plot: military, murder, algerian war, torture, military life, investigation, state affairs, deadly, crimes, uncover truth, love affair, brutality ...
Time: 50s, 90s
Place: algeria, paris france, france
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Nuit noire, 17 octobre 1961 (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Parisian authorities clash with the Front de Libération Nationale (FLN) in director Alain Tasma’s recounting of one of the darkest moments of the Algerian War of Independence. As the war wound to a close and violence persisted in the streets of ...
Plot: algerian war, multiple perspectives, massacre, slum, racism, immigration, demonstration, police, violence, politics
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, algeria
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 7.2
 7K
Far from Men (2014)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident who is ordered to be turned in to the authorities.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: hostage, journey, teacher, danger, on the run, misfit partners, political unrest, on the road, mountain, survival, rebellion, forced into action ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954
Place: algeria, africa
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Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: military, soldier, atrocity, politics, racism, anti war, basic training, political unrest, moral dilemma, military life, imperialism, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: algeria, france, europe
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A View of Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours later, Marc finally puts a name to her face. It's Cathy, ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, psychological, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: missing person, dishonesty, uncover truth, haunted by the past, couple relations, investigation, couples, childhood love, teenage crush, repressed memory, romance, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: algeria, france, europe, nice france
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 5.2
 190
The Blessed (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Algiers, a few years after the civil war. Amal and Samir have decided to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary in a restaurant. While on their way, their share their views on Algeria: Amal talks about lost illusions and Samir about the ...
Plot: family, bourgeoisie, algerian war, gynecologist, police officer, mother slaps son, religious faith, end of love, dysfunctional marriage, dysfunctional couple, hashish, loss of mother ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: algeria
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Outside the Law (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Tunisia, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After losing their family home in Algeria in the 1920s, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: police brutality, war crime, revenge, political unrest, military, society, family relations, battles, injustice, eviction, soldier, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: algeria, france, africa, europe, north africa
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The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: assassination, politics, murder, terrorism, new wave, fighting the system, romance, espionage, deadly, state affairs, rebellion, against the rules ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria, paris france, geneva switzerland ...
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The Unvanquished (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In this drama that alludes to the Algerian War with France of the 1960s, Thomas is a deserter from the French Foreign Legion who is on the run from authorities. He helps damsel in distress Dominique, who has been taken hostage by a group of ...
Style: french noir
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, gunshot wound, male objectification, female lawyer, french soldier, neo noir, gunfight, cuckold, wound, deserter, roadblock ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, year 1959
Place: algeria
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 5.4
 1K
Deserter (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense
Plot: introspection, military life, military, rebellion, soldier, rivalry, hopes, moral dilemma, friendship, idealism, war, basic training ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening ...
Style: sentimental, colourful, romantic, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, young lovers, couple relations, family relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, love, mother daughter relationship, first love, class differences, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: france, europe, normandy, paris france, tokyo
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Lover for a Day (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of a father, his 23-year-old daughter who goes back home one day because she has just been dumped, and his new girlfriend, who is also 23 and lives with him.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: age difference, father daughter relationship, infidelity, betrayal, lover, lovers, lie, love, french algerian war, teacher student relationship, older man younger woman relationship, couples ...
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The Names of Love (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn't hesitate to sleep with those who don't agree with her to convert them to her cause - which is a lot of people, as all ...
Style: melancholic, talky, sincere, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: politics, social activist, society, romance, lifestyle, seduction, casual sex, political activist, painting, sex, storytelling, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2002
Place: france, paris france, algeria, berlin germany
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Living in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in France in 1961-1962 during the Algerian War, Living in Paradise is a thought-provoking examination of the lives of North African immigrants trying to find a place in the social system of Western Europe.
Plot: letter, algerian, husband wife relationship, warehouse, arab, demonstration, political activism, prostitute, poverty, politics, urban setting, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france
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 6.2
 37
Diamond Rush (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Traumatized by the War of Algeria and by the accidental death of his wife and his son, Manu left the right road. His last caper was the attack of the Antwerp-Tangiers Express, carrying a precious cargo of industrial diamonds. But the whole affair ...
Plot: mountain, diamond, son, death of wife, accident, injury, algerian war, smuggler, caper, train, chase, machine gun
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Yvonne's Perfume (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1958 in wealthy Lake Geneva, where an enigmatic young Frenchman begins an affair with a beautiful starlet under the watchful eye of her flamboyant elderly mentor. But in a season full of secrets, is truth the most elusive passion ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: love affair, love triangle, couples, sexual content, love and romance, romance, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, hotel, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: switzerland, europe, algeria
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Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chamber drama about a widow and her son who live in an antique shop in Boulogne. The widow invites a man whom she loved twenty-two years earlier to visit. Her son is haunted by Muriel, a young woman whose death he may have caused while serving as ...
Style: surreal, tense, thought provoking, mind bending, contemplative ...
Plot: hopes, one more chance, injustice, couples, dealing with death, dishonesty, life is a bitch, homecoming, human nature, obsession, tragic love, road not taken ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria
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 6.4
 2K
Lost Command (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The film begins with the final moments of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, when the final assault of Viet Minh is imminent. The weakened French garrison awaits reinforcements that arrive with a single plane under the command of Major De ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, revolution, culture clash, rebelliousness, military life, terrorism, anti war, political unrest, basic training, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, battles ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: vietnam, asia, algeria
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Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns ...
Style: rough, tense, bleak, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: romancing a criminal, robbery, mafia, rise to the top, crime, organized crime, gangsters, against the rules, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, prison life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: france, paris france, montreal, europe, canada ...
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, military, resistance, french, freedom, torture, chaos, rebel, capture, oppression ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957, year 1956 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
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Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Style: captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, gay, fashion designer, couple relations, ambition, gays and lesbians, character study, fashion show, gender, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, tokyo
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Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, military life, society, military, rebellion, politics, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, battles, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
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 5.1
 829
Stranded (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Algeria, 1960. A section of French paratroopers are sent in search of a missing aircraft in the Algerian desert. The wreckage of the plane is quickly located, but there are no survivors, just a suitcase stamped “Top Secret”. Stormed by enemy ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genie, rescue mission, soldier, village, survival, military, isolation, danger, supernatural, confined, deadly, deadly creature ...
Time: year 1960, 60s, 20th century
Place: algeria, africa, sahara desert, north africa
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